On the first day since registration opened 13 teams from 9 countries signed-up! There is a limit of 30 teams who can enter the event for security and logistical reasons. One of the first teams to register was the reigning F18 World Champion Iordanis “Dany” Paschalidis from Greece.
Among the registered teams there are also sailors from Germany, France, Marocko, Great Britain, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden . The Stockholm Archipelago Raid is recognized far outside Sweden and continues to attract sailors from all over the world, both top athletes and experienced club sailors who come for the fun, the sport and the adventure.
Navigation is tricky and local knowledge is an advantage. The Swedish have a 6-year winning streak, but with different teams on the top podium every time. If someone can stop a Swedish team from the first position it could be Dany Paschalidis. The former Olympic Tornado sailor and F18 World champion has sailed “the Raid” before, but not won yet. This time he is extra motivated and will for sure be hard to beat on boat speed. As Dany says in the film from 2011: “This race is an experience for a life time… I suggest to every cat sailor to come and sail this race!”
Dany, welcome back 2019 for a new experience!
Creds: Petter Karlberg.